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Pompeo: Xhacka, a strong partner as Minister of Defense; We hope to work with her to expand US-Albania ties

  • 12/31/2020 9:05 AM
Pompeo: Xhacka, a strong partner as Minister of Defense; We hope to work with her to expand US-Albania ties

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reacted to the appointment of Olta Xhacka as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Through a post on social networks, Pompeo writes that he has welcomed the news of her appointment to this position, emphasizing that she has been a strong partner when she was Minister of Defense.

"I am pleased to hear the announcement that Olta Xhacka is the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania. She has been a strong partner in her previous role as Minister of Defense and we hope to work with her to expand US-Albania ties as Albania moves towards the EU," said Pompeo.

Xhaçka was appointed to this position, after Gent Cakaj had resigned, while  Niko Peleshi has been appointed as the head of the Ministry of Defense, replacing Xhaçka.

/Klara Ruci/